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Expressive Figure Drawing by Bill Buchman


Expressive Figure Drawing by Bill Buchman

This is an inspiring must-have resource for artists seeking new approaches to drawing the human figure. It features more than 20 fundamental figure drawing exercises. It empowers students and artists of all levels to make progress with the figure beyond their expectations. Throughout the history of art, figure drawing has been regarded as the very foundation of an artist's education and at the centre of the art-making process. In Expressive Figure Drawing , innovative teacher and author, Bill Buchman, explores the idea that the way we draw is a direct expression of our emotions and perceptions. It includes 20 plus fundamental figure drawing exercises that are undertaken one step at a time so that students and artists of all levels are empowered to make progress with the figure beyond their expectations. Throughout the book, the author reveals his methods for developing proficiency using a variety of traditional media and the latest art materials available today.

About the Author

Bill Buchman is an accomplished artist and innovative teacher. Buchman studied life drawing in the 1960s with two of America's foremost art educators: American figurative painter Fletcher Martin and the Museum of Modern Art's Education Director, Victor D'Amico. In the 1980s Buchman worked as an artist in Paris and in recent years has exhibited his art in Denmark, Sweden and England.

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Publication date

17th February 2011


Bill Buchman

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Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S. an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications


176 pages


Painting & art manuals
Human figures depicted in art
Drawing & drawings



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